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We are driven by a highly technical team with a vast experience in Public Health and research field.

Management Team

Dr Kalada Green

Country Cordinator

Dr. Kalada Green is the Director for West African Centre for Public Health and Development Nigeria. Dr. Kalada Green is a public health physician focusing on global health with over fifteen years progressive experience in providing leadership to health care projects, policy advocacy, resource mobilization, design and implementation of high quality and sustainable health care programs

He has expertise in HIV/AIDS programs, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health including research, capacity building, evidence-based programming and networking with persons/groups (Government/Public, Private organizations, NGOs and International Donor Organizations) at regional, national and community (grass roots) levels. He worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Nigeria as National Reproductive Health Advisor and later as Senior Program Adviser for United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He is conducted several researches including the first AIDS Indicator survey (NARHS PLUS) in Nigeria and other researches on Key population groups. He also leads the technical support project to assist NGO partners and Governments in several African countries including Niger, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to accelerate the implementation of the LINKAGES project supported by USAID and FHI 360.

Juliana Adah

Finance Lead

Juliana Adah Ojo is the Lead Finance Advisor for WACPHD, an affiliate of CGPH University of Manitoba. She leads the finance and procurement team and ensures compliance to organization policies, procedure and best practice. She led a team of 12 state field finance & Admin support Officers during the 2020 IBBSS. She is an Accountant and a Procurement and Supply Chain specialist. Juliana is a seasoned Finance Management Professional with more than 20 years of continuous work experience ranging from the private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Ireland and Member of ANAN

She has a BSc in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University. Highly skilled in Finance, Compliance, Administration and Grant Management She has attended many local and international courses including an Advanced Management Certificate in Executive Leadership, from Cornell University, New York

Before joining WACPHD, she was the Director of Finance and Administration for University of Maryland, Nigeria Program where she managed the NAIIS budget of close to $100 million successfully, a 5-year Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research Nigeria projects of $50Million as Finance Manager, CHAN CHARIS one-year grant of over $12Million and 7 years at Catholic Relief Service with huge annual project budgets of more than $30million annually. Mrs. Juliana Adah has coordinated startup of several projects and closed out of over seven (7) projects with no questioned or disallowed cost to the organization.

Ckukwuebuka Ejeckam

Senior Program Manager

A public health practitioner with over 12 years of growing professional experience in the area of HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis epidemic control in Nigeria. Trained academically in epidemiology from the University of Ibadan at postgraduate level while undergraduate training was in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A strong depth in the qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and a strong bias for monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions using the scientific approach with hands on experience in the area of program management

Authored and co-authored more than 20 abstracts that have been published/presented in various professional conferences both locally and internationally. Managed and implemented service delivery programs for KP in Nigeria. A member of the National Technical Team for Key Population programmatic Mapping and Size Estimation study in Nigeria. Supervised the 10 states KPSE activities at national level.

Mr. Chukwuebuka Ejeckam managed successfully the implementation of the 2020 Integrated and Biological surveillance surveys in Nigeria. He leads the program team of WACPHD.

Judith Edafe

Human Resource Lead

Judith Edafe-Ariri is the Lead Human Resource and Administrative Manager for WACPHD, and a Budget Manager for its affiliate, Institute of Global Public Health, University of Manitoba (IGPH-UM). She also supports the Procurement team of WACPHD. Judith is equipped with strong knowledge and background in human resource management, organizational administration, basic accounting, and finance, as well as procurement. Judith Holds BSc Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Imo State University and MBA in General Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State.

Judith has worked with the organization and its affiliate for over 10 years and oversees managing human capital support services, employee relations, benefits administration, compensation, training, managing, and coordinating office operations and supplies.

Prior to joining us, she spent 7 years working for FHI 360 and Niemeth Pharmaceutical Company, during her time there she was responsible for coordinating communications, performing a variety of accounting and administrative duties, building, managing vendors, and successful client relationships.

Judith has over 17 years of expertise in Finance, Operations, and Leadership, collaborating with top executives and managers to implement people practices and operational efficiencies in order to foster and improve healthy workplaces, with extensive experience in event planning, communications, vendor management, travel coordination, and providing high-level executive support.

She is a versatile, people-person, and dynamic professional who is enthusiastic in pursuing a challenging yet rewarding position within a progressive organization where she is successfully applying transferrable talents honed through years of work experience.

Technical Staff

Jerry I. Ejembi

IT/Health Informatics

Experienced IT professional with a solid background in Software Engineering and a diverse skill set encompassing Data Quality, mHealth, Informatics, Google Cloud, and Professional Cloud Architecture. Skilled in managing IT resources, designing and implementing cloud solutions, and ensuring high data quality standards. Proficient in systems engineering principles with a strong ability to leverage mobile technology for healthcare applications. His role as IT/Helath Infomatics lead at the Institute for Global Public Health / WACPHD, He oversee all IT operations, including infrastructure, networks, and systems. He also manage IT projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. His strategic planning skills have been instrumental in developing and implementing IT strategies aligned with organizational goals especially in the area of data management and tool digitalization.


Previously, as a Data Quality & Analysis Associate at ScillaField Solutions Limited, He excelled in data collection, cleaning, validation, analysis, and reporting. he ensured data quality standards were met through regular audits and checks and collaborated effectively with team members and other departments to gather and analyze data. His experience as an IT/Data Manager at Preston Associates for International Development involved developing databases, managing network troubleshooting, and diagnostics. He also trained staff on electronic survey tools and conducted data analysis using various software. As an ICT System Analyst at SURE-P MCH, He managed data for health workers across the country, updated databases regularly, and designed new IT solutions to improve business efficiency. He hold a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the University of East London and have continued to expand his knowledge through certifications in Information Technology Management, Systems Engineering, Data Quality, and Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architecture. He is verstise in programming lauguages like, Python, PHP, HTML and Java Script, with some cloud technologies like AWS, Google Cloud Solutions, Power BI, SurveyCTO, ODK, Kobo Collect etc. My passion for technology, coupled with my dedication to quality and efficiency, makes me a valuable asset to any organization looking to enhance its IT capabilities and drive innovation.

Adediran Adesina

M&E/Support Data Analyst

Adediran has a Master of Public Health (MPH) Field Epidemiology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State and B.Sc. Microbiology from Bowen University, Osun State. He is versatile in research, monitoring and evaluation specialist with track record of operational excellence managing research projects. Highly skilled in core public health research areas – experience in developing, monitoring and evaluation systems, managing and coordinating research teams, data analysis and interpretation, implementing public health programs, designing of qualitative and quantitative research plans

Technical Skills and proficiency on the use of MS office packages including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, also Statistical & Research Packages (SPSS and STATA) as well as Epidemiological Packages, such as Epi-info and Epi-data”.  Functioned as state program officer Monitoring and Evaluation for Oyo state on the Global Funds AYP project implementation. Has experience on community-based interventions on behavior change.  Adediran was the state study coordinator for Oyo state during the KPSE study

Akan Udoete

GIS Specialist

Udoete is a versatile professional adept in Cartography, GIS, Data Science, and Public Health, driven by a passion for utilizing technology and data to enact positive change. Proficient in ArcGIS, QGIS, Tableau, and Python, he excels in transforming complex datasets into actionable insights for evidence-based decision-making. At WACPHD, he serves as a GIS Specialist, notably contributing to the KPSE 2022 Project by collating geo-variables and creating geo-maps.

Akan actively engages in capacity-building programs, advocating for GIS and data-driven strategies in policy formulation. His portfolio boasts a range of impactful projects, including visual analysis of health and educational facilities data, distribution mapping of households in IDP sites, and GIS analysis of antenatal care service provision. These projects not only showcase his technical prowess but also underscore his commitment to addressing critical public health challenges through innovative solutions. Holding an MSc in Geography & Planning and a BSc in Geography, Akan has further honed his skills through certifications in Data Analytics and Python IT Automation. His journey reflects a relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to social good, positioning him as a valuable asset in driving impactful projects for health and development in West Africa and beyond.

Kufre Ndueso

Data Officer

Kufre Ndueso is a highly accomplished professional with over 6 years of experience in the development sector. He has successfully managed diverse projects, including tuberculosis, hypertension control, HIV/AIDS, agricultural policy, education, electoral empowerment of civil societies, and gender programs. His expertise lies in monitoring and evaluation, training, data verification, and report writing. Kufre has extensive experience in data quality assurance and conducting assessments.

With exceptional leadership skills, Kufre has effectively led teams and projects. He is proficient in data collection methodologies and excels in quantitative and qualitative analysis using software such as Excel, ODK, SPSS, STATA, Power BI, and Tableau. Holding a Master of Technology degree from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, a Post Graduate degree in Education, and a BSc in Soil Science from the University of Port Harcourt, he demonstrates a strong academic background. Beyond his academic and professional achievements, Kufre’s dedication to continuous self-improvement and his commitment to creating value for organizations and society set him apart. He possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling him to collaborate effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Kufre’s critical thinking and strong work ethic make him a valuable asset to any team or organization.

Osayende Ayewah

Community Linkage Officer

Osayende Ayewah is an experienced professional in public health and community engagement, dedicated to enhancing community health outcomes through strategic initiatives and effective program management. With a background in psychology, he brings a unique perspective to his work, consistently demonstrating a commitment to providing high-quality services to underserved populations and strengthening the systems of resource-constrained communities.

In his role as the Community Linkage Officer at the West African Centre for Public Health and Development (WACPHD), Osayende has proven his proficiency in program management, team training, and supervision. He is adept at implementing communication strategies, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and managing client-based record systems. His skills also include community mobilization, partnership development, and conducting surveillance surveys.

Osayende’s track record of success includes training and supervising Interpersonal Communication Agents, conducting training sessions for service providers on client-based record management, and actively participating in community mobilization efforts. He has played pivotal roles in ensuring regulatory compliance and program integrity in various states, contributing to data accuracy and program effectiveness.

Osayende holds a BSc in General and Applied Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Jos. His dedication to improving community health outcomes and his ability to foster partnerships make him a valuable asset to WACPHD and the communities it serves

Suzan Olujimi

Admin Officer

Oletta Ogio

Program Assistant

Blessing Aturu

Finance Officer

Excellent at coordinating tasks of numerous internal divisions and external agencies to ensure rapid, accurate delivery of equipment.Possess in-depth knowledge of procurement and supply.

Qualified to review and evaluate bid documents, estimate costs, write and negotiate contracts. Coordinate activities effectively with responsible parties. Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times and product ranges, etc. Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts. A graduate of Accounting

Sophia S. Ebito

HR Officer

Peace Wadoka

Office Assistant

PEACE UWADOKA is an office assistant .Studied Business Administration and Management at Abia State Polytechnic. she has assisted the west African Center for public health development

office for over 5years in its smooth running during national projects such as the 2018 Key Population Size estimation, The 2020 Integrated behavioral and biological surveillance survey and the 2020 Needle and syringe program.

Her affiliation with WACPHD has increased her skills in both service and technical deliveries, her hobbies include, travelling, reading and sports.

Kefas Komos

Transportation Officer

A Professional driver with over 10 years of experience, Kefas has worked in many capacities and a chief Transport officer employee by a company called VIP prestige cab from 2011 to 2015, he proceeded to another company called Bella afric cab also as a chief Transport officer, He then later join West African Centre for Public Health and Development in 2019 till date as a Transport Officer

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